The Warp Records artist has provided the soundtrack to the new Sky Atlantic series.
The show, which stars Samantha Morton, Tahar Rahim and John Hurt, was co-produced by Warp Films and Haut et Court. David Bowie has already been tapped to record its theme song, while Roll The Dice created the end title music.
"I've never worked on anything like this before and it's probably the most exciting/fun/at times panic inducing thing I've ever done," says Clark, who was asked to compose the score by director Johan Renck. He adds: "The narrative of the show is vast, deep. It spans many different eras in the characters lives, so it needed to be coherent. The intention was to make the unfolding stories of the characters seem lucid and effortless. Seeing the show get edited down to this concise, six-part slab of dramatic excellence was inspiring, and definitely helped the music stay fresh."
Renck says: "In scoring the series, it felt idiotic to not tap into one of the founding corners of Warp. Thus, we were enamoured by artist Chris Clark and the collaboration found its shape quickly. Chris's sensibilities and brazen creativity was bang on for a score to deal with everything from the Biblical grandeur of the story, via brooding darkness all the way over to tender sentimentality. He had it covered."
Listen to "Omni Vignette," one of the pieces from Clark's soundtrack, below.
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